Debian DSA-2800-1 : nss - buffer overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 71080


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Andrew Tinits reported a potentially exploitable buffer overflow in the Mozilla Network Security Service library (nss). With a specially crafted request a remote attacker could cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade the nss packages.

For the oldstable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in version 3.12.8-1+squeeze7.

For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 2:3.14.5-1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71080

File Name: debian_DSA-2800.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/11/26

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nss, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-5605

BID: 63738

DSA: 2800